At Makovicka Physical Therapy, we believe that stretching has a major impact on the outcome of our patients’ rehabilitation programs. Not only will it help after surgery, but stretching will also decrease the risk of a chronic injury that arises from either repeated motions or work habits. We will be focusing on some simple stretches that will decrease muscle tightness that often leads to chronic pain.
Sitting at a desk for 8 hours can benefit from a stretching protocol the same way someone who is physically fit benefits from stretching after a workout. The stretches we will be going through can be done standing up or even sitting at your desk and should become part of your daily routine.
Wrist stretches may be the most simple and can be done sitting at your desk. As we use our hands and wrists for day-to-day activities, it is very important to relieve some of the muscle tightness that may come with that. The stretches below can be held for 20-30 seconds with a straight or bent arm.
Our physical therapists at Makovicka Physical Therapy have treated these chronic injuries in athletes at Papillion-La Vista, Bellevue East and West, Millard, and Omaha school districts and would love to answer any questions you may have.